Sample Curriculum

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BS in Biology

First Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BI101 Principles of Biology I 4 BI102 Principles of Biology II 4
CH103 General Chemistry I 4 CH104 General Chemistry II 4
MA107 Pre-calculus 4 MA108 Applied Calculus 4
EN101 Comp. & Lit. I 3 EN102 Comp. & Lit. II 3
Total credits 15 15
Second Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BI202 Genetics 4 BI Elective 4
CH225 Organic Chemistry I 4 CH226 Organic Chemistry II 4
EN201 World Literature I 3 EN202 World Literature II 3
BI203 Intro Scientific Method 1 Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total credits 15 14
Third Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BI Elective 4 BI Elective 4
PS201 General Physics I 4 PS202 General Physics II 4
History Elective* 3 Humanities Elective** 3
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Total credits 17 17
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BI Elective 4 BI Elective 4
BI Elective 4 BI Elective 4
BI401 Senior Seminar 3 Social Science Elective*** 3
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Total credits 14 14

Biology electives must include at least one course from each of the following areas: anatomy(A), physiology(P), systematics(S), and field biology(F). [A single course can satisfy only one requirement.]

Every biology major must take at least one botany(B) and one zoology(Z) course.

All biology courses to be used toward major degree requirements must be passed with a “C” or better.

*History Elective=any History Department course (HI) except HI109.

**Humanities Elective- EN (above 206, excluding 240-242); FA; MU101; CM109,261,335,436; Modern Language (above 112); or PH.

***Social Science Elective=any PY, SO, EC or PO course.

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